Why might it take so long to see the final result for ptosis surgery?

I heard some doctors on Realself said it may take up to 6 months to see the final result? Why is this the case? Is it because swelling may take this long to go away or what?

Doctor Answers 1

This is basically accurate.

The actual time frame depends on many factors including the precise nature of the ptosis surgery you are likely to need.  Posterior ptosis repair (Mullerectomy) heals faster than an anterior ptosis surgery.  Unfortunately posterior ptosis surgery is not right for all patients.  Your potential ptosis surgery will determine which of these surgeries are best for you.  Please let us know how things go.

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